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Anti-Streetcar Logic Should Stop Uptown Interchange Project

3 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Support for the uptown interchange project reveals the hypocrisy of streetcar opponents.
  

Future Investment

Proposed preschool funding program could help local children and lead to economic benefits down the line

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
City leaders pursue Preschool Promise to provide early education to every 3- and 4-year-old in Cincinnati.
  

Private Groups Back Plan to Pay for Streetcar Operating Costs

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Private backers appear ready to support an offer to cover the streetcar's annual operating costs.
  

More Than 36,000 Ohioans Could Lose Unemployment Benefits

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
More than 36,000 Ohioans could lose out on emergency unemployment benefits this month if Congress doesn't act.
  

Study: Supportive Housing Doesn’t Hurt Neighborhoods

1 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
As some council members discuss shutting down a permanent housing project in Avondale, a study finds the facility wouldn't damage the neighborhood.
  
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Big week for streetcar, council OKs interchange funds, emergency jobless aid to expire

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Major events for Cincinnati’s streetcar project this week: Today, supporters will turn in petitions to get the issue on the ballot; late today or early tomorrow, KPMG will turn in audit of the project’s completion, cancellation and operating costs; tomorrow, council will take public comment on the project at 1:30 p.m.; and on Thursday, council will debate and make the final decision on th...  
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SORTA Agrees to Take on Streetcar Operating Costs

Mayor, council members argue offer falls short of demands

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) on Tuesday indicated its willingness to pursue a public-private partnership to cover the streetcar’s operating costs, estimated at $3.4-$4.5 million a year.
The announcement could provide an avenue for business and philanthropic leaders to help fund streetcar operations through SORTA in an attempt to meet demands from the mayor and som...  
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Private Groups Back Plan to Pay for Streetcar Operations

Foundation lists more than a dozen business, philanthropic leaders in support

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, December 17, 2013
More than a dozen business and philanthropic entities support the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority’s (SORTA) offer to develop a private-public partnership to fund the streetcar’s operating costs, Eric Avner, vice president of the Haile Foundation, told Ci...  
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Morning News and Stuff

Feds won't extend streetcar deadline, streetcar closer to ballot, study backs housing projects

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 16, 2013
The Federal Transit Administration told Mayor John Cranley and streetcar supporters that it won’t extend its Dec. 20 deadline for federal grants fu...  
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Budget Committee Advances Uptown Interchange Project

Property taxes to remain at current rate as a result of project

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 16, 2013
City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on Monday unanimously agreed to allocate $20 million in capital funding for the $106 million interchange project at Martin Luther King Drive and Interstate 71. The funding will be backed through property taxes, which, according to the city administration, will prevent the city from lowering property taxes in the future as originally planned. Cou...